The special session ends with tax hikes for thousands of Marylanders after the General Assembly approves a budget package that avoids painful cuts to education and public safety.
The House of Delegates removed some provisions of a Senate bill to put public official’s public
officials’ ethical and financial disclosure forms online, but the sponsor said the proposal that ended up passing both houses retains its core elements.
Fewer taxpayers would be affected by an income tax increase approved Monday under a House panel’s plan then one approved by the state Senate last week.
Maryland inmates could earn credits to reduce their sentences by receiving academic degrees or certificates under a measure approved by the House of Delegates on Thursday.
The Board of Public Works has approved a 35-year contract for a Miami-based company to run two travel plazas by Interstate 95.
Set for a showdown. Maryland’s same-sex marriage bill may come down to just one or two votes. And Friday, it’s in the hands of the delegates.
In search of the votes to solidify the legalization of gay marriage, advocates rallied Monday night hoping to sway delegates who have not yet committed their support.
Not this year. Maryland lawmakers were on the verge of making history, to become the sixth state in the country to allow same-sex marriages, but on Friday those efforts are all but dead.
One more big vote will determine the future of same-sex marriage in the Maryland General Assembly. The House of Delegates is deciding if it will pass the measure and send it on to the governor.
Supporters of extending full marriage rights to same-sex couples in Maryland say they are just a few votes shy of success in the House.
Will a same-sex marriage bill survive in Annapolis? Lawmakers postponed a critical committee vote on the landmark legislation for the second day in a row.